PETROENG 7035 - Reservoir Simulation
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016
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General Course Information
Course Code PETROENG 7035 Course Reservoir Simulation Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Intensive short course of lectures, seminars Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge Basic linear algebra, basic calculus, differential equations, Taylor series expansions, fundamentals of flow in porous media Course Description The course gives the theoretical basis and practical fundamentals for numerical and analytical simulation of fluid flow in petroleum reservoirs. The partial differential equations governing modelling of single-phase and multi-phase fluid flow in porous media are derived. The governing equations are used for development of several analytical models which serve for reservoir evaluation and analysis. The numerical methods for solving the basic governing equations using finite difference methods are presented. Input data requirements and applications of simulation models for history matching and prediction of field performance will be discussed. Practical applications will be made using the Tempest reservoir simulator.
Two main features of reservoir simulation for practical reservoir engineering:
- Clear understanding of mathematical models, basic equations, formulations of initial- boundary conditions, numerical methods.
- Using reservoir simulators for different type applications and flow processes.
Course StaffProf. Rosalind Archer
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
1 Derive mass conservation equations for single phase and multiphase flows in porous media. 2 Understand how derivatives can be approximate by finite differences, and what errors are involved. 3 Understand the fully implicit and IMPES solution strategies for solving flow equations. 4 Know what techniques can be used to upscale geological models for simulation purposes. 5 Know what streamline simulation techniques are, and when they are most valuable. 6 Have a basic understanding of iterative matrix solvers and why they are used. 7 Develop some experience with history matching a reservoir simulation model. 8 Have an awareness of the additional computational requirements for special models (e.g. fractured reservoirs, compositional models).
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Required ResourcesCourse lectures notes will be supplied.
Ertekin, T., Abou-Kassem, J.H. and King, G.R. “Basic Applied Reservoir Simulation”, SPE Textbook Series, 2001
Aziz, A & Settari, A., "Petroleum Reservoir Simulation", Applied Science Publishers Ltd., London, 1979.
Thomas, G.W., "Principles of Hydrocarbon Reservoir Simulation", International Human Resources Development Corporation, 1982.
Peaceman, D.W., "Fundamentals of Numerical Reservoir Simulation", Elsevier Scientific Publishing Co., 1977.
Crichlow, Henry B., "Modern Reservoir Engineering: A Simulation Approach", Prentice-Hall Inc., New Jersey, 1977.
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Online LearningAny additional materials, not provided in the class notes, will be provided via MyUni and you will receive an email accordingly.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLectures combined with interactive sessions which solve problems using Excel or Tempest.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.A 3-unit course requires 156 hours and possibly some additional private study time.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
6 days of lectures/labs (9am to 5pm) plus time to complete 4 assignments.
Learning Activities SummaryLearning activities will follow the sequence as presented in the course notes.
Specific Course RequirementsAs this course is offered in a short course format, your complete attendance and punctuality are important for you to gain the best learning outcome.
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Assessment SummaryFormative: Final Examination, 4 Assignments
Final mark = minimum of
1.) 0.4*coursework mark + 0.6*exam mark
2.) exam mark + 10
3.) coursework + 10
(where coursework and exam marks are out of 100)
SubmissionSubmission of Work for Assessment
Practical and field class exercises should be submitted in hardcopy with a completed copy of the assessment coversheet that is available from the school office. This should be signed to indicate you have read the above university policy statement on plagiarism, collusion and related forms of cheating.
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